For the past two years I have shared how I don’t make resolutions…..but I do choose a word of the year at the beginning of each new year to take with me through the days and months ahead. You can read about my past words of the year here:
I’m definitely a goal-setter…..and have several goals in different areas of my life that I would like to meet in 2014; and my word of the year is applied within each of those goals. BUT, a word of the year should serve as a little spark each time you see it. A little reminder….not a blaring alarm…..
This year my word is SEE.
The dictionary states that the act of seeing is being able to interpret your surrounding environment and process the information.
I’m really good at multi-tasking..and even though I might ‘see’ something as I’m doing something else….I want to be more in the moment and really SEE things. I want to stop doing whatever I’m doing and look more intently into the eyes that are speaking to me….to really SEE them.
I want to listen better and be able to SEE the heart of the one that is sharing with me.
I want to stop and SEE the daily blessings that are always coming my way.
I want to SEE the answers to my prayers.
I want to SEE the lovely in the unlovely….because that is so often where we find God.
It’s so easy to overlook instead of SEE….and this year I want to be intentional about not doing that.
In order to SEE….the unnecessary must be peeled away and discarded. SEEing is not passive…..but something we choose to do.
I want to SEE the things that need to be changed….and then work toward that.
This year I want to SEE more and better in every area.
It will take intention. It will take slowing down. It will take clearing away. It will take sacrifice.
It will be worth it.
What about you? Do you have a word of the year for 2014?
Happy New Year!